The Apple iPhone 4 does a lot of things well but it still doesn’t play that nice with Google Calendar and the Gmail experience isn’t as good as on Android. Google is trying to correct that though and it has just multiple new improvements to its Google Mobile app for iOS products.
The first new thing about the Google Mobile app for the Apple iPhone is push notifications for Gmail and Google Calendar. The Google Calendar improvement is much needed, as the current support is quite wonky.
Editor-in-chief Will Park said he syncs his iCal on his Mac is synced with MobileMe and Google Calendar. Unfortunately, Google Calendar doesn’t always play nice with these services and not all of his events show up on his Apple iPhone 4. The improved Google Mobile app should help solve this problem, as it will put up a push notification on your home screen when an event is happening.
The search has also been improved, as it will auto-populate results before you hit the search button.
This is just the latest attempt by Google to improve its products for the Apple iPhone, even though it rivals the search company’s Android operating system. Google recently revamped its Gmail for iPad web app and this includes a healthy dose of HTML5.
[Via Google Mobile blog]